[Monday], August 14 1758

[The following excerpts from vol. 40 of the diary are taken from the Sussex Archaeological Collections, XI, 199-200.]

At home all day and thank GOD extremely busy. Was every day to be productive of as much business as today, I should in no wise envy the rich and great their continual rounds of ease and pleasure. No, it would add fresh vigor to my drooping spirits and give an agreeable elasticity to my ardent desire of carrying on my trade with vigor; then would I exert my utmost power in buying in my goods, that I might run them out with a quick return.

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